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DUKE. The title given to those who are in the highest rank of nobility in England.

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In this age of political correctness elements of the rural community in particular still like the tradition and paternalistic values associated with the dukedom.
The royal groom was given a dukedom - the highest rank in the British peerage - to mark his marriage to Meghan Markle.
The royal groom was given a dukedom -- the highest rank in the British peerage -- to mark his marriage to Meghan Markle.
The statement read, "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales".
Princess Henry she'll have to be unless the Queen confers a dukedom on Harry.
It is likely to be renamed, depending on which dukedom Harry is given on the morning of his wedding by his grandmother, The Queen.
It is likely to be renamed, depending on Harry and Meghan which dukedom Harry is given on the morning of his wedding by his grandmother the Queen.
Their dukedom also goes back in history, when it was selfgoverned.
Rollo and Otto of The Bloody Brother detest each other because their joint inheritance of a dukedom makes them view their twin as a competitor, rather than a supporter.
However, the last dukedom was created by Queen Victoria and this documentary examines what will happen as they gradually become extinct.
But the last non-royal dukedom was created by Queen Victoria for the Earl of Fife in 1889.